Sunday, 16th of August, around 23:00.
I was getting ready for bed, since tomorrow is my first day of graphic design internship at Project Breeze. But I couldn’t have slept without telling you how my adventure begun.
I arrived in Hamburg, Germany, 3 days ago and there’s so much to process when I look back. I left Tirgu-Mures Wednesday morning, heading to Oradea with my mother. After a day of shopping for Romanian souvenirs, the day has come for me to say goodbye and board a mini-bus to Budapest Airport, terminal 2. On my way there I was surprised to find out I was sharing the mini-bus with 2 other AIESECers. One of them was on his way to the Thai Embassy in Budapest to get his visa, and the other one was going in exchange to Tunisia. I actually got to spend a few hours in the Budapest Airport with the second AIESECer, but eventually we said goodbye to each other and after a thorough security check I boarded the plane that was going to take me to Hamburg… to freedom.
At Hamburg airport I was awaited by Miko, whom I later found out would be the next President of AIESEC in Hamburg. We arrived at the flat where I was going to spend the next 2 days, in Stefan’s room.
These two days would seem to pass quite fast, but before I left to my dorm where I was going to settle for the next months, I got a little taste of a German AIESEC party. Friday was the birthday of Norman (Vice-President Finance) and I think the following picture pretty much dismantles the myth that Germans don’t know how to have fun:
Friday I also met Robert, Sascha, Annika and Zarko, during a complementary dinner from Project Breeze. They seemed to be nice people.
Saturday I left my cozy bed in Stefan’s room and headed to the dorm.
I met Ana Maria, a tough Colombian girl who was going to give me her dorm room, since she was moving to an apartment that was much closer to her workplace. And so I moved into this dorm room which is pretty clean and intimate, but more about my journey next week, because now I really need to go to bed so I won’t be late tomorrow on my first day at work.
This article is meant to be just the first in the series which I have called “Freedom Addict Diary” and its purpose is, beside the one of a public diary, to inspire and encourage others to step out of their comfort zone and simply explore the World and themselves.
Until next time… make an awesome week for yourself!